The front rows of a courtroom in Brunswick County were filled with Phillip Brock’s family and friends Thursday as he made his first court appearance in connection to the death of his wife, Judy Brown Brock.
On Thursday, activists held a press conference demanding law enforcement action, and the Pender County Sheriff’s Office released a statement stating that the investigation into the homicide is “still a very active one.”
Atkinson resident Wayne Corbett, 59, disputes accusations that he ran away from and assaulted officers. He contradicts parts of the narrative provided by the Pender County Sheriff’s Office and claims the charges against him are to cover up officers injuring him.
The state House unanimously approved a bill Wednesday increasing the penalty for those who assault a law enforcement officer with a firearm, and doubling the death benefit for families of murdered officers.
Quaneil Hasson Allen was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Taskforce with the Wilmington Department Tuesday evening and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and a parole violation.
Troy Jeremy West-Sturdevant, 33, was arrested Sunday by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office and charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and felony hit and run from the scene of an injury.
The North Carolina Department of Justice is reviewing a fatal trooper-involved shooting that occurred earlier this year due to a conflict of interest in the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office, a spokesperson for the state agency has confirmed.
At a brief court appearance Wednesday, a judge allowed Lori Loughlin to be released on $1 million bond and travel to the area around Vancouver, Canada, to work but otherwise imposed strict travel restrictions.
Authorities, again, executed a search warrant of a gaming center in Columbus County that was raided in October 2018.The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office said the agents went inside the 701 Business Center located at 2388 James B White Highway North in Whiteville and played the available video gamin
Anthony Spivey, Chadbourn police chief, confirmed Wednesday that Marty White, of Canton, was pronounced dead at Columbus Regional hospital shortly before midnight after a traffic stop that resulted in two others being jailed on drug charges.
With the help of information provided this week by several people, the Wilmington Police Department has obtained warrants for the arrest of a suspect in a hit-and-run two weeks ago that left a pedestrian with serious injuries.
The criminal and civil matters have stretched on for years, and the disagreement between a Dublin town commissioner and the Bladen County Sheriff came up during the state's election fraud investigation. But now, at least one chapter is closed.